Student Profiles

At Chicago Law, we take pride in a diverse student body. Take some time to click through these student profiles to learn why some of our students chose to come here, how they get involved at the Law School, and the kind of experiences they have had.

Ryan Dunigan, JD/MPP '12

Ryan says his pursuit of a joint degree in law and public policy has affected the way he looks at the world.

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Laura Katherine Mann, '12

Laura Katherine hasn't looked back since deciding to transfer to Chicago Law.

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Nathanael Paynter, '12

Nathanael moved with his wife and two kids to attend Chicago Law without ever having set foot in the city. Now he's happy to be part of a law school community that has made his family part of the law school experience.

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Nick Tarasen, '12

Nick, the vice president of the student group OutLaw, says the Law School's atmosphere of intense respect for thoughtful engagement makes it a good place for LGBT students.

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Tammy Wang, '12

Tammy wants to take advantage of everything Chicago Law has to offer, and that means getting as involved as possible as well as taking time to soak up her classmates' knowledge.

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Renee Ahlers, '13

Renee has already worked in four different countries. Now she's interested in learning about the many aspects of international law.

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Kourtney Hahn, '13

Kourtney came to the Law School after finishing a term with Teach for America.

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Alejandro Herrera, '13

Alejandro explored potential careers by working three law-related jobs during the summer after his 1L year.

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Lea Madry, '13

Lea is proof that prospective students don't need to settle on a career before they set foot in law school.

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Josh Mahoney, '13

Josh sees similarities between law school and his former life as a college athlete.

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Amelia Runyan, JD/MBA '14

Amelia was attracted to the Law School for its interdisciplinary programs. Since arriving, she's been most impressed by the variety of out-of-class activities offered to students.

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Brian Ahn, '14

Brian studied in Korea, worked for a steel company, was a bartender and waiter, and had experience in film production before he came to the Law School.

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Hannah Garden-Monheit, '14

Hannah, who is interested in a public interest career, chose the Law School for its generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

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Lindsey Livingston, '14

The Law School's many activities have helped Lindsey transition from her full-time job as a risk management analyst to being a full-time student.

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Michael Turkel, '14

Michael found a close-knit community at the Law School that reminded him of the one he left in the Bronx.

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